- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Pat McCrory has declared this Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina with storm quickly approaching.

The North Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through the end of November but storms have affected the state as early as May, such as Tropical Storm Ana last year.

The peak hurricane season along the North Carolina coast is from mid-August through the middle of October.

The governor said in a release that people need to get hurricane kits prepared with enough food and water for three to five days, first-aid kits and clothes and personal items.

Also make sure you have enough medicine and have cash, your checkbook and insurance papers.

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